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Kurdish journalist detained for allegedly having footage of PKK militants

first_img Reporters Without Borders today condemned the detention of a journalist of Kurdish origin for allegedly possessing video footage of members of group linked to the outlawed PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party).Birol Duru, a correspondent with the pro-Kurdish news agency DIHA (Tiger), and Daimi Açig, a member of the Turkish Human Rights Association (IHD), were arrested by local police in Dibarbey, a village in the eastern province of Bingöl, on 10 August and were subsequently placed in custody in Bingöl prison.”We are very concerned about this new attack on press freedom in Turkey, which is the second case of journalists being arbitrarily arrested in less than two weeks,” the organisation said, calling for the immediate release of both Duru and Açig. When detained, Duru was investigating cannabis trafficking in Bingöl, including allegations that Yedisu police chief Ahmet Yanaral is involved in the trafficking. Duru and Açig were accused of “collaborating with the PKK” when they appeared before a prosecutor and a judge in Karliova on 12 August. Duru believes he is the victim of a conspiracy, in part because he brought a complaint against Yanaral some time ago, accusing him of making threats against him.Serhat Atli, the lawyer acting for the two detainees, filed a request for the lifting of their detention order with the Bingöl provincial court on 15 August. The court is due to give its decision on 19 August.Atli and Duru’s agency, DIHA, also maintain that he is the victim of a conspiracy by the regional authorities. They also said the arrests were illegal because “the report on what was found in Duru’s bag was not drawn up in the presence of a witness and because they do not have the evidence to justify holding them in custody.” Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Receive email alerts Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Organisation August 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish journalist detained for allegedly having footage of PKK militants April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the arbitrary arrest on 10 August of a journalist of Kurdish origin, Birol Duru of the pro-Kurdish news agency DIHA. He is being held in Bingöl prison in the east of the country, where the provincial court is due to decide on 19 August whether he must remain in custody. News April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en last_img read more

Hot weather warning for Limerick

first_imgMET Éireann have issued a status yellow weather warning for Limerick as temperatures soar to 27 degrees.The warning is also in place for Clare, Kerry, Cork, Galway and Mayo.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It comes into force from 1pm on Thursday until the evening time.Temperatures today are set to reach 25 degrees in places with the West of Ireland being the hottest. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThe Limerick Post Show | Munster Hurling Final PreviewNext articleCity and Soul: Star in the fashion infirmament Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Email WhatsAppcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsHot weather warning for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – June 26, 2019 541 Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postsummersunshineweather Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Coca-Cola launches ‘obesity ad’

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Coca-Cola launches ‘obesity ad’ by: – January 17, 2013 Share Sharecenter_img Share 30 Views   no discussions Fizzy drink makers have come under pressure from critics who say sugary drinks help cause obesityFizzy-drink giant Coca-Cola has launched an advert addressing obesity for the first time on television. The two-minute commercial highlights the firm’s record of making low-calorie drinks and reminds viewers all foods contain calories.The ad, which aired on US cable networks on Monday, follows mounting pressure on the soft drinks industry.New York City is preparing to ban large sugary drinks in restaurants, cinemas and stadiums.Coca-Cola has said the video was not made in response to criticism of the soft drink industry, but is an effort to raise awareness.It is not the first time the Atlanta-based firm has used advertising to address this issue, but it is a first for television. ‘Damage control’“There’s an important conversation going on about obesity out there, and we want to be a part of the conversation,” Stuart Kronauge, general manager of sparkling beverages for Coca-Cola North America, told the Associated Press.In the advert, a female narrator says Coca-Cola offers smaller portion sizes, is working to make better-tasting, low-calorie sweeteners and has voluntarily made lower-calorie drinks available at schools.The video adds: “All calories count, no matter where they come from.” It says: “If you eat and drink more calories than you burn off, you’ll gain weight.”Another ad, which will air later this week, features activities that add up to burning off the “140 happy calories” in a can of Coke.But Mike Jacobson, executive director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said that if the company was serious about tackling obesity it would stop fighting a tax on its drinks.“It looks like a page out of Damage Control 101,” he said. “They’re trying to disarm the public.”Industry tracker Beverage Digest has reported that consumption of fizzy drinks in the US has been declining steadily since 1998.BBC Newslast_img read more

Police open inquiry into historical child sex abuse at London football clubs

first_img(REUTERS) – British police said they had launched an investigation into allegations of historical child sex crimes at London soccer clubs following a wave of reports from former players that they had been abused as youngsters.Last week, police said about 350 victims had come forward to report sexual abuse within soccer clubs across the country from the 1970s onwards and indicated the number was likely to rise.The revelations of the attacks suffered by former professionals have raised fears that sexual predators had for years been using their roles at clubs to prey on young players.“We take all the allegations we receive very seriously and they will be dealt with sensitively,” Det. Chief Supt Ivan Balhatchet from London police said in a statement.“Anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse, whatever the circumstances, or has any relevant information should contact their local police or the NSPCC (charity).”The investigation will look at allegations involving London clubs although the police declined to say which ones.On Saturday, Chelsea issued a public apology to former striker Gary Johnson for the sexual abuse he suffered as a young player and said it had been wrong to insist on a confidentiality clause when paying him compensationJohnson, 57, had revealed the day before that he had been abused by former Chelsea chief scout Eddie Heath in the 1970s, receiving £50 000 from the club in settlement in 2015.last_img read more

What we learned in Syracuse’s win over St. Bonaventure

first_imgSyracuse erased an anemic first half to beat St. Bonaventure, 79-66, in the Carrier Dome on Monday night.It wasn’t a great sign that the Orange (2-0) had to use a second-half rally to fight off the mid-major Bonnies (1-1) on its own court. The visitors outmuscled and outrebounded, 43-33, and scored 29 second-chance points as SU starting center Dajuan Coleman played just 14 minutes.But freshman Tyler Lydon was a viable Band-Aid for Coleman — who continues to inch back to his serviceable self — and the Orange gutted out the win. Here are three things we learned from the game.1. Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije can also spark Syracuse from the defensive end In the first half, the Bonnies were getting the ball to Dion Wright in the middle of the zone and it allowed them to work an effective inside-out game. That helped St. Bonaventure shoot 6-of-16 from 3 in the first, and go into the break with a 35-29 lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDefending the high post is the guards’ responsibility in Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, and both Cooney and Gbinije said they made considerable defensive adjustments at halftime. By pressing out and using their long arms to keep the ball away from that spot, the pair combined for five second-half steals and 10 in the game.SU head coach Jim Boeheim said SU’s defense improved as the game went on, and that started with the two up top.“Mike and I know our positions, we know how to play it,” Cooney said. “When we get into the flow of the game and know our opponents, we’re able to jump plays and jump passes, and get deflections and steals. We’re continuing to do that a lot and it was big for us tonight.”With Gbinije standing 6-foot-7 and Cooney 6-foot-4, it’s no question why they are successful atop Boeheim’s zone. But on Monday, they showed an ability to shift a game’s momentum by taking away the high post and taking the ball from the Orange’s opponent.“With (Trevor) and Mike out there, they’ve both very good at defense,” Boeheim said. “And that helps us. St. Bonaventure has good guards, they’re tricky, and we for the most part kept them out of there and forced them into some tough shots.”2. Lydon, as advertised, isn’t just a grinder In Syracuse’s two scrimmages and first game of the season, Lydon banged around in the paint and was hesitant on his jump shot.But against the Bonnies, he confidently stepped into two second-half 3s that had a big effect on the game. The first 3 tied the game at 54-54 with 9:03 left in the game. The second came with the Orange holding a seven-point lead and just about sealed the win with 3:42 remaining.Lydon played 31 minutes — mostly at center in place of Coleman — and finished with 13 points and six rebounds. He also shot an impressive 5-for-5 from the foul line, with four coming in succession down the stretch.“You know he’s a freshman, and he’s been a little reluctant in one game,” Boeheim said at the suggestion that Lydon came out of his shell against St. Bonaventure. “… I think he grabbed his rhythm there. He made his foul shots and I think that helped him get going a little bit.“But he can shoot, he knows it, it’s been two games.”3. Defense kept Kaleb Joseph off the court Joseph, who’s coming off the bench after starting at point guard as a freshman last season, played just four minutes on Monday. Boeheim said Joseph has been playing well recently, but that his lackluster defense kept him off the court against the Bonnies.He finished 0-for-1 from the field with a turnover and a steal.“Kaleb’s played very, very well,” Boeheim said. “Tonight he was completely out of it, didn’t deserve to be in the game and he was out.”Boeheim went on to say that most players, starting with Joseph but also including Coleman, will see less playing time if they’re not playing good defense. Joseph let St. Bonaventure get a few good looks from 3 in his short first-half stint, and Boeheim subbed him out for freshman guard Frank Howard, who played nine minutes after playing just three in the Orange’s opener.Just a few plays prior, Joseph turned to find Malachi Richardson for an open 3 and threw the ball right into the arms of a defender. But it was clear after the game that struggles on the other end limited his action. Comments Published on November 17, 2015 at 11:52 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more